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Everything you need to know to pick the absolute best carrier deal for your iPhone or iPad

An iPhone without voice and data is just an expensive iPod, and an iPad Wi-Fi + cellular without the cellular, well, you get the idea. But carrier plans, be they single line or family, dedicated or shared, prepaid or postpaid, come at a price. They also have a tendency to change over time. A lot. So how do you make sure you get the best plan - and the most savings - possible? You check back here often, of course!

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Rogers flips the switch on LTE-Advanced in 12 markets

It looks like things are about to speed up for our friends in the North—on Rogers at least. The Canadian carrier announced today that it has flipped the switch on LTE-Advanced in several markets throughout the country. Perhaps even better, Rogers is doing all of this on the 700 MHz spectrum, which should allow for greater penetration inside of buildings.

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Sprint iPhone for Life plan will now let you upgrade annually, iPhone 5s added to the mix

Sprint is adjusting their iPhone for Life rental plan, giving customers the option of upgrading yearly, rather than every two years. Customers will be able to rent the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on a twelve-month plan beginning November 14.

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T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

T-Mobile wants its phones, tablets, and devices to work better in your homes and buildings, and to do so it is petitioning the FCC to make that happen. The Un-carrier wants to be able to buy more low-band spectrum to improve in-building coverage in the next FCC auction, and T-Mobile wants the FCC to alter a few rules to help it succeed.

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AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

AT&T has just shared their earnings report for the third quarter. The company was able to gain two million new customers, but missed their earnings estimate. Shares of AT&T are down in after-hours trading following the earnings report.

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T-Mobile begins pre-orders for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Wednesday, October 22

T-Mobile will begin to take pre-orders for its iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models on Wednesday, October 22, and the carrier has already set up a registration page on its site to help sent out alerts to people when those pre-orders actually begin.

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AT&T begins taking pre-orders for iPad Air 2

AT&T has started accepting its own pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 on their website, You can select to get the device on an installment plan, with a two-contract, or at full price with no commitment.

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Sprint offers existing customers discounted iPhone rentals, but a new plan will be cheaper

Sprint is prepping a new pricing scheme for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and on paper this one looks like a better deal than it actually is.

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Iliad ends its bid to acquire T-Mobile US

French telecom Iliad has decided to end its efforts to acquire T-Mobile, announcing today that parent company Deutsche Telekom and members of T-Mobile's board "have refused to entertain its new Offer."

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AT&T launches new Passport international plans

AT&T has a new set of international plans, and while they'll still hit your wallet hard, they're an improvement of what came before. AT&T's new plans, dubbed Passport, Passport Plus, and Passport Pro (not to be confused with plans for the new BlackBerry Passport), bring the same data allotments, but at least offer easier billing international data packages than we've seen before from Ma Bell, though heavy users will still find themselves shelling over the big bucks.

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AT&T agrees to pay $105 million to settle claims of unauthorized third-party charges

AT&T has agreed to pay a total of $105 million to settle claims that the wireless carrier "billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services."

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